Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

April 19, 2024

Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Introduction
On April 19th, 2024, Prof. Ed Watkins will deliver a half-day workshop on rumination focused cognitive behavioural therapy.

Workshop Outline
Rumination is a core process in the maintenance and onset of depression and a transdiagnostic mechanism contributing to co-morbidity (Watkins, 2008). It is a common hard-to-treat symptom and itself interferes with therapeutic benefit, contributing to poorer outcomes. As such, targeting rumination better can help with “stuck” patients, improve treatment outcome and address complex cases with co-morbidity.

This workshop will illustrate the innovative adaptations to the CBT approach that can help to overcome this problem and improve outcomes for chronic, recurrent and residual depression and co-morbid anxiety. The workshop will review the theoretical background, key principles, and core techniques of the therapy, including functional analysis of thinking style, behavioural activation, imagery, concreteness, experiential exercises and behavioural experiments.